Classes & Activities

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Surf Camp

July 21 - 25

Surf’s up for a popular favorite geared toward both our newest and veteran campers. Participants will enjoy both group and individual surf instruction on their choice of bodyboard or surfboard. Also offered during this four day camp are ocean safety and awareness, as well as positive group and personal development. This camp is ideal for both the experienced and beginners alike.

Program Fee: 
$285 for entire camp. Inquire about daily rates.
Program Fee Includes: 
Camp staff, transportation, all surfing gear, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 9 – 14

Introduction to Stand Up Paddling

July 26

As the ancient Hawaiian form of surfing, Stand Up Paddle Surfing has reemerged as a popular and fun fitness form. The introduction course provides the essential information and skills needed to enjoy paddling on flat water. Enjoy the sights of our local waterfront, while getting a fun workout at the same time. Topics covered will include equipment, basic paddling technique and board maneuvering as well as health benefits.

Program Fee: 
$40
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, paddleboard, wetsuit, booties and instructional materials
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00am
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • July 24

Moonstone Beach Climbing Day Camp

Session II: July 26
Spend the afternoon learning to rock climb at beautiful Moonstone Beach with this one-day youth climbing camp. Participants will have fun learning top-rope and bouldering climbing techniques and playing beach games - all with the ocean as the backdrop! Participant drop-off and pick-up at Moonstone Beach. Guardians are welcome to watch their climber learn new skills while enjoying a day at the beach.
Program Fee: 
$35
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday, July 26, 1pm - 5pm
Location: 
Moonstone Beach
Notes: 
Age Limit: 6 - 13
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 23

Whitewater Paddle Program

July 28 - August 1

 This program focuses on developing paddling skills to get your teen started in whitewater kayaking. During the week, your teen will be introduced to the basics of kayaking on flatwater with a progression to moving whitewater. The focus will be on boating safety, basic strokes, boat control, hydrology, wet exits, and rolling the kayak. A combination of inflatable kayaks and hardshell kayaks will be used depending on the individual needs and skill progression. Teens will have plenty of opportunities to create new friendships and will finish out the week with an overnight campout on the Trinity River.

Program Fee: 
$305
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructional staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Thursday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14– 17 years old

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center's Kids Camp

Session II: July 28 - August 1

Come out for a week of exploration and fun on Humboldt Bay! Campers will learn kayaking and water safety skills, as well as a respect for the wonderful marine environment that we have in Humboldt Bay. Activities include general kayak instruction and rescue techniques, Humboldt Bay ecology and history of Old Town Eureka Waterfront, and a variety of games and skill-building exercises. If you have any questions, contact the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center at 707-443-4222. Please ask for the Aquatics Coordinator.

Program Fee: 
$175
Program Fee Includes: 
All paddling equipment, wetsuits, paddling jackets, lifejackets, and a healthy snacks.
Day and Time: 
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm • Drop off: 8:00 - 8:30am • Pick up: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Notes: 
Age Limit: 8-12

Rafting the North Coast

August 2

Join us for a day of adventure on one of the North Coast’s premier stretches of Class III whitewater, intermixed with serene, relaxing sections ideal for swimming and wildlife viewing. The river we choose will be dependent on river flows and conditions.

Program Fee: 
$70
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, boat, paddle, pfd, wetsuit, splash top and permit fees
Day and Time: 
Saturday • August 2
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • July 28

Teen Surf Program

August 4 - 8

This camp is perfect for the ocean-minded teen who is looking for a fun and exciting adventure. All skill levels are welcome, from those who have never seen the ocean to those who would like to refine their skills. This week consists of group and individual surf instruction, ocean safety and awareness, team building activities and plenty of saltwater action. The week includes a two night campout near Crescent City.

Program Fee: 
$315
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructional staff, transportation, all surfing gear, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14 - 17 years old

NAUI SCUBA Diver Course

August 11 - September 21
The NAUI SCUBA Diver Course is a five week program of instruction in the safe use of SCUBA equipment and water skills. The class consists of Saturday classroom lectures at the Alpha Training Group facility in Fairhaven, and Monday night pool sessions at the Arcata Community Pool. The course concludes with an open water dive in Mendocino over a weekend. Students will be required to provide a set of personal dive equipment and wetsuit for the open water portion of the course. Student equipment requirements are discussed in detail during the lecture seminar. All participants must fill out a medical evaluation prior to course. Evaluations are available at the front desk. Enquires may be directed to Alpha Diving Industries at 707.825.7880 or email at alpha.diving@hotmail.com.
Program Fee: 
$400 Plus additional charges for equipment
Day and Time: 
Classroom session: Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00 AM & Pool Session:M ondays 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th Street, Arcata
Notes: 
Students may register for Scuba, but must attend and pass the Pre-Scuba Class • additional equipment required.

Water Exercise

Fall Semester

These classes are one-hour long, medium intensity aerobic workouts. Tuesday and Thursday mornings class is held in the deep end area and all other classes are held in the four-foot lap lanes.

Day and Time: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday • 7:30- 8:30am, Tuesday & Thursday • 8:30 - 9:30am (deep water) & Monday - Friday • 7:00 - 8:00pm

Prenatal & Post-Partum Exercise

Fall Semester

This class is designed for expectant mothers and new mothers who would like to begin or continue an exercise routine.

Day and Time: 
Monday - Friday • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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